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Getting back to basics at Revera

Getting back to basics at Revera

Revera Nursing and Rehab has taken a 'back to basics' stance to continue to expand its clinical capabilities portfolio and provide patients with the care, respect and positive outcomes they deserve, despite today's ever-changing climate.

Sequester cuts are bringing changes to survey process

Sequester cuts are bringing changes to survey process

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will change some nursing home survey procedures in response to budget cuts from sequestration, according to memos released April 9. The CMS Survey & Certification budget has been reduced 5% from 2012, the agency announced.

AHCA's Parkinson 'cautiously optimistic,' despite sequester and other looming fiscal challenges

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A newly enacted sequester may be trimming Medicare payments to skilled nursing operators, but the sector remains strong and poised for future growth. That assessment was delivered Wednesday by the head of the nation's largest nursing home association at a conference in San Diego hosted by the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry.

Medicare concessions possible, Obama says

Medicare concessions possible, Obama says

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President Obama touched on several issues that matter to long-term care operators during last month's State of the Union address. His most urgent message to lawmakers: Do not not allow sequestration cuts to kick in. Otherwise, providers will feel the pinch of an automatic 2% Medicare funding cut.

Sequester would cost SNFs more than $782 million, hit Florida especially hard, report asserts

Sequester would cost SNFs more than $782 million, hit Florida especially hard, report asserts

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Skilled nursing facilities in highly populated states on the East Coast and in the Midwest would be hit hardest by Medicare cuts if sequestration takes effect, according to figures released by the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care on Wednesday.

Chances of sequester deal look slim after Senate Democrats unveil proposal

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A Democratic proposal to replace the sweeping automatic spending cuts known as the sequester appears unlikely to pass the Senate, leading lawmakers and political observers to predict the $85 billion in cuts will take effect as scheduled on March 1.

Senate Democrats poised to introduce package to replace sequester cuts

Senate Democrats poised to introduce package to replace sequester cuts

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Democrats in the Senate could introduce a bill this week to replace the automatic spending cuts known as the sequester, which is scheduled to take effect March 1. Many long-term care stakeholders have opposed the 2% Medicare cuts that are part of the $85 billion sequestration package.

Obama recommits to preserving Medicare in coming sequester battle

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President Barack Obama reaffirmed his vow to protect Medicare in the fight over sequestration spending cuts last week.

Medicare payment rate for hospices should not rise in 2014, MedPAC says

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The Medicare payment rate for hospices should not increase in 2014, according to recommendations to Congress announced Monday by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commision (MedPAC).

Analysis: Medicare sequester cuts would reduce SNF payments by $9 billion over 10 years

Analysis: Medicare sequester cuts would reduce SNF payments by $9 billion over 10 years

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Skilled nursing facilities in the most populous states will be the hardest hit if Congress enacts the 2% across-the-board cut in Medicare payments to providers, two new analyses predict.

OMB: Sequestration would cut $11 billion in Medicare payments to providers

OMB: Sequestration would cut $11 billion in Medicare payments to providers

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Failed budget deficit negotiations in Congress could result in an $11- billion reduction in payments to Medicare providers, a government analysis released Friday predicts.

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